SoccerUSWNT Coast vs. Colombia, China up Next in World Cup Quest by Jayson Love June 22, 2015 Hope Solo (Photo by Catalina Fragoso – DoubleGSports)After a goalless first half, the US finally broke through and got past a game Colombia side by the score of 2-0.Colombia’s Lady Andrade predicted victory for her side. However, she ended the night without a shot on goal to her credit, and yes, a marginal improvement of a 3-0 score-line to 2-0.Although once again not aesthetically pleasing, and overall unable to take advantage of what became a 10-player Colombian side, the US did walk away with another rather comfortable 2-0 victory.Once again, the US pitched the shutout as Hope Solo only had to make 2 saves on very long range attempts from Colombia.US thought they had an early lead when Abby Wambach powered home a rebound from deep inside the box. However, she was questionably called offside despite the fact that there was a defender behind her and her goal was off the touch of Colombia keeper Catalina Perez.2 minutes into the second half, Perez was red carded for a bad foul that sent Abby Wambach to the spot for a chance to rectify the earlier disallowed goal.However, Wambach’s attempt went badly wide left and the US was left in a 0-0 game, but up a player against Colombia.6 minutes later, Alex Morgan found the net with a strike from the side of the box that put the USWNT up for good in the game.Morgan, a bright spot for the US, played a full 90 for the first time this tournament.Up a player, the US dominated possession, but gave the ball away many times throughout the second half as linkup play continued to be an issue for the US midfield.Megan Rapinoe, who picked up a yellow card for a bad foul that will keep her out of the quarterfinal, challenged the Colombian backline twice and the second time was rewarded with a foul that sent the US to the spot.Instead of Wambach, the US opted for New Jersey native Carli Lloyd who slotted home to put the US up 2-0 which would be the final score.Lauren Holiday also picked up a second yellow of the tournament that will keep her out of the quarterfinal tie against China.The US offensive strategy still seemed to be playing long balls into the box for Wambach and Morgan and linkup play through the midfield continued to be a struggle.Bur once again, the back line was perfect for the US as the US recorded their third clean sheet of the World Cup. Post Views: 1,175The following two tabs change content below.BioLatest PostsJayson LoveJayson is a Staff Writer for DoubleGSports.comLatest posts by Jayson Love (see all) Red Bulls Forced to Go with Make Shift Lineup Due to International Callups and Injury, Win 3-0 - March 25, 2018 The United States National Team Doesn’t Develop Young Talent? Don’t blame the Red Bulls - March 21, 2018 Red Bulls Make History with Champions League Win at Tijuana, Bradley Wright-Phillips Scores a Brace - March 7, 2018 New York Red Bulls Are New Look Red Bulls as 2018 Season Approaches - February 21, 2018 Related TopicsWorld Cup Click to comment You must be logged in to post a comment Login Leave a Reply Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.Newsletter SubscriptionCan't Miss Posts! MetLife Stadium to host Army-Navy Game in 2021 by Kelly Lynn | posted on August 23, 2017 Women in Sports: NHL Network Host, Jackie Redmond by Nicholas Durst | posted on March 4, 2019 The Most Catastrophic Boat Trip Since the Titanic; the New York Giants by John Venezia | posted on October 4, 2020 Women in Sports: Ariel Epstein, On-Air Host at SportsGrid (VIDEO) by Anthony Paradiso | posted on March 12, 2021 Exclusive Interview: SNY Personality, Maria Marino, Shares Career Journey (VIDEO) by Sunil Sunder Raj | posted on January 28, 2021More in Soccer You Know I’m Right, Episode 95: Soccer Commentator Tommy Smyth (Audio/Video)On the 95th episode of You Know I’m Right, Nick Durst and Joe Calabrese are joined by... Competition Quickly Rises For Serie ACompetition Rises For Serie A: Serie A is a professional Italian Soccer league where... Trinity Rodman Registers for the Womens NWSL DraftDennis Rodman’s Daughter registers for the NWSL Draft At the age of 18, Trinity... From Inspired to Being an Inspiration: Sports Broadcaster & “The Morning Roast” Host Kate Scott (VIDEO)95.7 FM “Morning Roast” radio host Kate Scott is a woman of many firsts... USWNT vs. Colombia: What can we Expect from this Round of 16 World Cup Tie? 8th Edition of Steve Nash Foundation Showdown Hits New York This Week!